While once again trying to tie up some branches of the various early lines of dispersed Moody's, after reviewing the 1790 ______, Washington Co., PA census (many pages of it), and noticing all of the surnames there that also happened to show up in Augusta Co., VA, and the fact that James Moody and his younger brother Robert Moody were known to have come from PA prior to settling in VA pre-1748, I think this may be the area in which they came from in PA.
Here are some examples of those early names in Washington Co., PA (1790)
James MOODY with 1-3-2
also Joseph, Joseph and Benjamin FRAZER
Thomas & John BROWNLEE
Paul, John & Wm. HUSTON
Thomas & Mary CHERRY
(the Hatfield's & McCoy's were there too)
VANCE, CAMPBELL, MONTGOMERY, JACKSON's, CAROTHERS, GLASCOW[sic Glasgow].
Henry, Geo., Wm. & Thomas RANKIN
Jonathan or John McQUESTON (spelled that way) with 1-2-2
James HUSTON - all 3 living next to each other
Daniel MOODY with 2-2-1
Edward HOPKINS with 1-2-5
Thomas WILSON are all near neighbors to Daniel
KENNEDY's, more Crawford's,
John HOGE, Esq. (Hogg)
Solomon HOGE (Hogg)
Robert SHANNON with 1-2-2
Wm., James, Joseph, Martha & Benjamin PARKINSON
Wm. & Hector ALEXANDER
Alexander MOODY with 1-5-3 (not sure which Alexander MOODY this is, there are MANY of them all born around the same time and I believe several of them have been Incorrectly placed within some online genealogies)
a nearby neighbor to this Alexander Moody is a William DINNY [sic? DENNY?]
Henry & John DONALD
several Campbell's are throughout this census as well.
a few pgs. over are found -
John HOPKINS, John HOPKINS, Jr.
John FLEMMING (all right next door to each other)
on the next page but still near to the 3 men above were -
James WATSON, Peter FLEMMING and William McNUTT. (the McNutt's are found in Augusta Co., VA as well as married into one of our Ydna families in Kings Co., Nova Scotia.
Nearing the last pages of the 1790 Washington Co., PA which by the way is/was part of Allegheney Co. around this time or so it said on the census, which is very near Pittsburgh and not so far south of the Beaver Co. area where another group of our Ydna Moody's also lived
In these last few pgs. of this 1790 census I also found the surnames of CALWELL [sic? prob. CALDWELL]
SPROUL, McBRIDE, SNODGRASS, DONNALD [sic- DONALD], NEWCOME,
HOLLIDAY, CRAIG, DOAK etc.
John, James & Thomas BROWNLEE
James FRAZIER (spelled that way) with 2-2-2.
Again, many of these surnames all came over from Nor. Ireland to PA and then are also found in Chalkley's 3 vol. set of wonderful works on Augusta Co., VA records.
In one of those records under James MOODY it specifically names his parents as Robert MOODY and Isabella _____ and states that they came to Augusta Co., VA from PA.
This James MOODY must have been born sometime around c1700 and his younger brother Robert Moody around c1704. That means that his parents were born perhaps around c1672. I am only guessing that perhaps this Robert MOODY and wife Isabella ______, may have come to PA around the time that the McCUISTON's/McQuiston's and Thomas MOODY and wife Jean (nee McCuiston) also came in c1735.
It seems plausible that they might have all come around the same time anyway.
Given the other fact that so many of the other Surnamed families are living in the same places or nearby to each other, and that so many of these surnames intermarried with branches of our known Ydna MOODY families in Nor. Ireland and Nor. America, it seems very likely that these all could be parts of those same ancestors as well...both in Washington Co., PA and Augusta Co., VA.
Again, so far as I know, there is no proof that these families are connected, but I have a strong feeling that they are.
James MOODY b.c1700 of Augusta Co., VA married 1st I believe to a Barbara (poss. nee BROWNLEE) and 2nd to widow Rebecca (nee??) WILSON.
James sister Isabella MOODY marriedJohn FRAZIER, Sr. who was also from PA. It might be that this John FRAZIER is related to the above FRAZER/FRAZIER's seen in the 1790 Washington Co., PA census along with the MOODY's and McQuiston's and many others with whom these families all intermarried.
This is just speculation for now, but it seems like a good place to search (Washington Co., PA that is), for now.